Storyteller Artist Friend

A photograph is a moment in time captured to last a lifetime. I am a visual storyteller documenting the beautiful moments and emotions of your special day carefully curated and crafted to be luminous and timeless.



Jen Symes is an artisan photographer specializing in weddings and portraits. In the fleeting moments of a wedding day, it is easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle and miss the precious moments taking place.

I am devoted to capturing your wedding day memories through thoughtful imagery that is curated to be classic and timeless. Through careful observation and great attention to detail, I tell your unique narrative in the photographs and portraits captured throughout the day.

My approach to your wedding day includes the photojournalistic moments as they are happening as well as thoughtfully directed portraits to cherish for a lifetime.

Thank you for considering me as your photographer! If you would like more information on my wedding day coverage please email me through my contact page.

I am based in Dallas, Texas and I welcome travel!



my why…

 Light glorifies everything. It transforms and ennobles the most commonplace and ordinary subjects. The object is nothing; light is everything. - Leonard Misonne

One of my favorite photography quotes ever because it is so true.  How light embraces my subject is everything. How light falls softly, how it leaves shadows and how it surrounds my subject is what brings beauty and art to the photograph.  Without light the subject is lifeless.   With light, the subject becomes vibrant with life and beauty.  

As a photographer I am always chasing the light.  Photography can be described as painting with light.  It is the medium that creates the beauty within my lens.

Jesus is the light of the world who glorifies everything and transforms life from ordinary to everything.  He took my brokenness and made me whole.  He found me when I was lost and placed me in a family.  He left everything to draw near and save me.  “Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.” Helen Keller


 My work has been featured on the covers of and pages within the following wedding publications:

Brides of North Texas

Cake and Lace

Ruffled Blog

Southern Celebrations Magazine

Southern Bride

The Wedded Bliss